Friday, August 22, 2014 - 04:13 p.m.
PAGADIAN CITY -- Kidnappers have released a public school official who was abducted almost seven months ago in Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said Friday.
Zamboanga del Sur police director Sr. Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre said Rudy Luna was released around 11:51 p.m. Tuesday at the fish port of Tukuran town.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 04:12 p.m.
MORE than half of mothers, who prematurely give birth in hospitals, are not being given life-saving drugs, which could have prevent death and disability among preterm newborns.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 52 percent of women, who are eligible for the corticosteroid treatment and who gave birth at 26-34 weeks, received them prior to delivery.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.
THE Sandiganbayan has allowed former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo to travel abroad starting next month.
In the ruling signed by the court's fifth division chairperson Associate Justice Rolando Jurado, the court granted Arroyo's motion to travel to several European countries including Germany, from September 21 to October 10.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 02:44 p.m.
VICE President Jejomar Binay declined to confirm if he will attend in the ongoing Senate investigation on the alleged overpriced construction of a Makati City government building, which is the subject of a plunder complaint against him.
"Let's see what will be the next developments," he said in a chance interview on Thursday, noting he has been busy attending to the government's housing projects for the poor in the provinces.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.
NEWLY appointed Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza is on a two-week leave from the Supreme Court (SC) that began Friday to wind up things at his previous post as top government lawyer.
In an email, SC spokesperson Theodore Te said it was Jardeleza's request to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno during his oath taking on Wednesday evening.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:35 p.m.
MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) entered the country on Friday morning, bringing rains over Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said.
As of 10 a.m. Friday, the LPA was spotted at 260 kilometers (km) northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on its latest bulletin.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:51 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.
It was the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the country, which is still coming to terms with the disappearance of Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and crew earlier this year.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.
ATLANTA -- The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, after nearly three weeks of treatment, officials said Thursday.
Their release poses no public health risk, Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University Hospital stressed. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, show no evidence of Ebola, and generally patients do not relapse and are not contagious once they've recovered, said Ribner, director of the hospital's infectious disease unit.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.
TOKYO -- Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.
Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.
Many residents of West Point, located on a peninsula in the seaside capital, are fearful they'll be cut off from food since many market traders are stuck behind the barricades.